This species has been known to occur throughout the Philippines, from Indonesia (Java), Malaysia, and Singapore, however specific geographic locations are not available for these observations. This species is likely threatened in these habitats, if any wild populations remain, and particularly within Malaysia and Indonesia, where deforestation for palm oil harvesting is prominent. Due to a deficiency in recent geographic information and information regarding this species’ habitat preferences, it is difficult to assess this species’ current population trends. As a result, this species is listed as DD until further information regarding these issues arises.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was previously reported from Brunei, but has also been described from the Philippines and from Java, Indonesia. Additional recordings exist from Malaysia (Negri Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor), Singapore, Indonesia (Java), and the Philippines (Roberts and Spooner 1998). Further information on the distribution of this species is lacking.
Population and Trends
The current localities of any wild populations of this species are unknown, and so without further research, the trends of these populations remain uncertain.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species is thought to be common and pantropical, and was examined in 1973 by Peregrine as unlocalised and growing on dead wood (Roberts and Spooner 1998). The habitat type of this species is unknown.
This species has been known to occur in Sabah, Malaysia, an area which is highly threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting. Wild populations of this species in this area are likely to be similarly threatened.
Due to a lack of recent geographic information regarding this species, the current population status of this species cannot be determined, and so no conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research is needed in order to assess the habitat requirements of this species, locations of any wild populations, and the threats which may be affecting them, in order to accurately classify this species.
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